Point Guard

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Russell Westbrook OKC 3 Westbrook keeps the top spot and if Paul George needs to miss more time, his usage, especially on the scoring front will go up this week. 
2 Ben Simmons PHI 4 Simmons has been seeing more plays w/ Joel Embiid hurt and it doesn't look like Embiid will make it back until the end of the week and Simmons will have to force himself in the lane. 
3 Stephen Curry GSW 3 Curry doesn't need a full slate to be mega-productive as he's still the greatest pure shooter in NBA history and he'll also provide help w/ dimes and steals. 
4 Trae Young ATL 4 Young has improved as his rookie campaign continues and he's still taking a lot of shots and if John Collins needs another game out, his usage will go up. 
5 Eric Bledsoe MIL 4 Bledsoe is fresh off of a contract extension and he's showing this year why he's worth every penny. He plays strong defense, grabs boards and will still hit double figures in scoring. 
6 Kyrie Irving BOS 3 Irving is fully healthy entering this week so owners can expect full usage. He's the top option for Boston despite their guard depth and he'll also help a ton w/ playmaking. 
7 Damian Lillard POR 3 Lillard is stil the top scoring option for the Blazers and down the stretch they'll rely on him heavily in the fourth quarter as he's proven to be clutch and he'll help w/ assists too. 
8 Kemba Walker CHA 3 Most of the Hornets offense runs through Walker and he'll get plenty of shots and he'll balance out his offense between driving and jump-shooting. He'll never see a shortage of shots. 
9 Chris Paul HOU 3 Paul's assists should continue to go up w/ Clint Capela back in the mix and he'll continue to feed the cutter and he'll get his own plays in which he doesn't pass and be the scorer. 
10 Kyle Lowry TOR 3 Lowry continues to be the second option on Toronto, but they're never afraid to hold out Kawhi Leonard and that will boost his usage. Expect help w/ dimes too. 
11 Jeff Teague MIN 4 Teague hasn't been the healthiest lately. His Legs are simply getting old, but he should be available for the Timberwolves full slate this week w/ no restrictions. 
12 Derrick Rose MIN 4 If for some reason Teague needs a game off this week, Rose will see the bulk of the minutes and even if Teague plays, he'll still help a ton w/ scoring, boards and steals. 
13 Kris Dunn CHI 4 Dunn is the Bulls fourth option, but he'll still get plenty of time w/ the ball to drive and he's played very good defense this season and he'll continue to be a big help w/ steals. 
14 Elfrid Payton NO 4 Payton's usage will continue to rise as Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday 's minutes will be limited. Expect him to help consistently w/ points, dimes and steals. 
15 Dennis Smith Jr.   NY 4 Smith is the Knicks top scoring option and they'll let him play heavy minutes to get more reps for the rest of the way and he'll provide help w/ assists and steals. 
16 D'Angelo Russell BKN 3 Russell's production shouldn't be threatened too much w/ the return of Spencer Dinwiddie . He's still the Nets go-to scorer and playmaker and he'll get plenty of minutes. 
17 Emmanuel Mudiay NY 4 Since returning, Mudiay has been a scoring machine and even though he'll be playing behind Smith, he'll still get time to run the Knicks offense and he'll get a good chunk of shots. 
18 Goran Dragic MIA 4 INJ: Dragic has been dealing w/ a Calf injury and it wouldn't be surprising to see him out for his first game of the week, but there's a chance he can still make it for the full slate. 
19 Mike Conley MEM 3 INJ: Needing to handle most of the offense by yourself could be a lot of work and Conley missed his last game because his body was sore. For now, let's assume he'll be active this week.
20 De'Aaron Fox SAC 3 Fox will still see the bulk of the shots and he'll be the primary distributor for the Kings for the rest of the season. He uses his speed very well and doesn't have issues getting to the basket. 

Shooting Guard

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 James Harden HOU 3 Harden keeps the top spot and teams will have to watch the paint a bit more against the Rockets w/ Capela back in the mix and Harden should be able to see slightly better shots. 
2 Jrue Holiday NO 4 Holiday has still been able to produce and it'll be interesting to see if his minutes remain limited when Anthony Davis is out. E'Twaun Moore 's health could keep Holiday in the game longer. 
3 Devin Booker PHX 4 Booker is at his natural SG position and he'll see a ton of shots in the offense and he'll even get time to run the point, but his primary role is to keep shooting. 
4 Zach LaVine CHI 4 LaVine has been a strong scorer who will see time at both guard spots. He'll provide help w/ boards and assists as well and he's been attacking the rim a bit more. 
5 Khris Middleton MIL 4 Middleton remains productive even w/ the arrival of Nikola Mirotic and he'll see plenty of long-range jumpers and help hit the cutter and that will bump his assists up a bit. 
6 Bradley Beal WSH 3 Beal is the Wizards top scorer and w/ no John Wall for the rest of the season, he'll be all   over the court and he'll help w/ boards a bit and steals too. 
7 Malcolm Brogdon MIL 4 Brogdon continues to be productive in the Bucks offense and even w/ Mirotic on the team, Brogdon will run the point a good amount behind Bledsoe and that'll keep his minutes up. 
8 Andrew Wiggins MIN 4 Wiggins has come through a ton since Jimmy Butler was traded and when Towns was hurt, he stepped up as the fill-in go-to scoring option and he'll continue to serve as the second option.
9 Tim Hardaway Jr.   DAL 4 THJ is the Mavs second scoring option and he's been sticking more to the arc rather than driving the lane, but he has been strong on transition and that's where he drives the lane the most.
10 JJ Redick PHI 4 Redick is still seeing shots in the offense and will benefit playing w/ the Sixers second unit and while Embiid is out, he'll see even more shots and he'll provide some help w/ assists.
11 DeMar DeRozan SAS 3 DeRozan would be much higher in the rankings if he had the full slate, but he'll continue being the Spurs top scorer and he'll also help w/ boards, dimes and steals. 
12 Dwyane Wade MIA 4 Wade looks like he can play for another season. He's been a consistent mid-range scorer for the Heat and he's been grabbing long boards from the elbow and if Dragic sits, he benefits. 
13 Kent Bazemore ATL 4 Bazemore has been able to stay healthy and he'll continue to serve as the Hawks third scoring option and he'll help a bit grab long boards. Expect him to shoot mainly from mid-range. 
14 Donovan Mitchell UT 3 Mitchell has been doing more than just waiting to be fed at the arc. He's been attacking the rim a bit more and keeping plays alive for the Jazz as their top weapon. 
15 Buddy Hield SAC 3 Hield has been a lot more aggressive this season when shots go up. He's fighting for boards more and grabs a lot of boards from the top of the paint and the arc. 
16 Klay Thompson GSW 3 INJ: Thompson is dealing w/ a sore Knee and he missed his last game. He should be active for all three of his games this week unless the pain doesn't go away.
17 CJ McCollum POR 3 McCollum remains the second scoring option for the Blazers as most of their offense will continue to come from their back court and he'll help a bit w/ boards and especially w/ steals. 
18 Kevin Huerter ATL 4 Huerter should see more playing time down the stretch w/ the Hawks heading to the lottery. He'll benefit even more if Taurean Prince has to sit for another game. 
19 Damyean Dotson NY 4 Dotson takes a lot of three's, but he's seen his role grow more throughout the season and he'll be the Knicks primary SG and he'll fight for steals on the perimeter. 
20 Jeremy Lamb CHA 3 Lamb has outshined everyone on the Hornets except for Walker. He's been hitting a lot of three's, and making an impact on the boards. He'll grab a lot of long boards. 

Small Forward

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 4 Giannis is fully healthy and owners should expect full usage from the Greek Freak. Expect help in every area besides three-pointers. He'll grab a ton of boards and his drive is hard to stop. 
2 LeBron James LAL 3 Even though the Lakers are struggling as a unit, LeBron continues to produce and he'll be needed to play a lot of minutes down the stretch if the Lakers are going to make a run. 
3 Luka Doncic DAL 4 The Mavs top option will help out in multiple areas. He'll spend a good portion of his time running the point and he keeps the tempo of the offense quick and he'll score a lot of points. 
4 Kevin Durant GSW 3 Durant will see even more shots if Thompson has to sit. He'll see a good chunk of shots, regardless, but his usage will go up even more w/ one less mouth to feed at the arc. 
5 Jimmy Butler PHI 4 Butler will see more shots if Embiid continues to sit. He's been getting to the rim more and he'll be helpful on the glass. Let's not forget about the steals as he's still a good defender. 
6 Kawhi Leonard TOR 3 Leonard should be active for the Raptors full slate this week, but you never know. The Raptors have a ton of options and they want to keep Leonard healthy down the stretch.
7 Josh Richardson MIA 4 Richardson will run the point more if Dragic has to sit due to injury. Richardson will see a good amount of shots and he could be looking at more plays if Whiteside has to sit as well. 
8 Otto Porter Jr.   CHI 4 Porter is exhausted from all of the extra run he's gotten in Chicago and he's needed badly on both sides of the ball and he'll help out big time w/ steals on the perimeter. 
9 Kelly Oubre Jr.   PHX 4 Oubre has taken full advantage of T.J. Warren being injured and he's stepped up as the Suns third scoring option. Even when Warren returns, he should be able to maintain his minutes. 
10 Taurean Prince ATL 4 Prince has been dealing w/ personal issus, but there has been no indication regarding whether or not he will have to miss any games this week. 
11 Josh Jackson PHX 4 Jackson has also seen a minutes and production boost w/ Warren out, but owners must be careful because he recently missed a fan event and that might limit his minutes for a few games.
12 E'Twaun Moore NO 4 Moore has been a bit banged up and fatigued, but he should be active for the full slate without his minutes being limited and he can play multiple positions on the floor. 
13 Kevin Knox NY 4 Knox needs the reps if he's going to be a future leader for the Knicks. Expect him to get more shots and he'll help w/ boards inside as he plays the paint very aggresively. 
14 Trevor Ariza WSH 3 Ariza will see a good amount of shots as the Wizards main bailout scoring option and he'll grab a good amount of long boards and get steals on the perimeter. He's prioritized in the offense.
15 Rudy Gay SAS 3 Gay's production has slown down a bit, but he's still the Spurs third scoring option. The Spurs guards have been getting more involved in the offense. Expect help from Gay w/ boards.
16 Brandon Ingram LAL 3 Ingram remains productive despite LeBron being back in the mix and he knows that he'll have to lead the Lakers second unit in scoring and be a playmaker if he plans on keeping his minutes.
17 Joe Ingles UT 3 Ingles is very dangerous on both sides of the ball from the perimeter. He's a sharp-shooter from distance and he'll grab long boards and plenty of steals on the defensive side of the ball.
18 Bojan Bogdanovic IND 3 Bogdanovic will continue to see a high volume of shots w/ Victor Oladipo done for the season and he'll grab rebounds from the perimeter. He's been stepping in the lane a bit more. 
19 Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC 3 Bogdanovic is in a major battle for minutes, but w/ Marvin Bagley III out for another week, he gets a bit of breathing room and his minutes should get a bump this week. 
20 Paul George   OKC 3 INJ: George has missed his last three games w/ a sore Shoulder and his status is up in the air for the week. If he needs to sit Terrance Ferguson will pick up playing time. 

Power Forward

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Lauri Markkanen CHI 4 Markkanen takes the top spot w/ the full slate as most of the scoring will come from him and LaVine. He'll be needed to help out in the paint on defense because the Bulls lack depth. 
2 Julius Randle NO 4 Randle will continue to benefit from Davis getting limited and he'll be the chief inside option for the rest of the way and his usage will go up when Davis sits. 
3 Tobias Harris PHI 4 Harris has been very productive over the last two weeks and he's been able to carve out a good role for himself on offense. Expect help w/ scoring, three's and boards. 
4 John Collins ATL 4 INJ: Collins is sick and he's missed his last two games because of it and it's uncertain whether or not he'll have to miss his first game of the week. 
5 Blake Griffin DET 3 Griffin is the Pistons top scoring weapon and he'll be a big help on the glass as well. He'll balance his offense w/ driving and jump-shooting and he'll log a lot of minutes. 
6 Nikola Mirotic MIL 4 Mirotic has been able to remain productive despite having other options to deal w/. He'll help spread the floor by shooting from long-range and then he'll immediately crash the boards. 
7 Justise Winslow MIA 4 Winslow will see his usage go up even more if Dragic sits because he's perfectly capable of running the point and if Whiteside has to sit again, he'll be helpful in the post. 
8 LaMarcus Aldridge SAS 3 Aldridge has done a lot of dirty work and even w/ Pau Gasol off the team, Davis Bertans can't hold a candle when it comes to skills in the post to Aldridge. He'll help w/ boards and blocks. 
9 Noah Vonleh NY 4 Vonleh's minutes have been a little inconsistent. At times, the Knicks have led fantasy owners to believe he'll be limited, but if the last two games are any indication, he's still in the mix. 
10 Taj Gibson MIN 4 Gibson will see his usage drop a bit w/ Karl-Anthony Towns fully healthy, but he'll compliment Towns well by specifically handling the low block and helping w/ points and boards. 
11 Aaron Gordon ORL 3 Gordon remains the Magic's second scoring option and he'll score from both inside and outside. When he drives the lane, he drives w/ force and he'll grab plenty of boards. 
12 Pascal Siakam TOR 3 Siakam has been able to stay productive even w/ Marc Gasol in the mix. He has a no fear attitude in the paint and he'll draw plenty of contact while fighting to grab boards. 
13 Dario Saric MIN 4 Saric's usage will drop w/ Towns back in the rotation, but w/ Robert Covington still out, expect him to continue to grab minutes at PF and he'll help spread the floor w/ his shooting. 
14 Draymond Green GSW 3 Scoring is hard for Green, but he's a reliable rebounder, passer and he'll grab steals and blocks and he'll see more plays in the paint if Thompson has to sit at all this week. 
15 Serge Ibaka TOR 3 Ibaka has been able to keep his role and he's been playing more at the elbow and w/ Gasol's shooting range, his boards and blocks stats should be protected for the rest of the season. 
16 Kyle Kuzma LAL 3 I don't care if I sound like a broken record, but Kuzma must attack the rim more and not settle for as many three's as he does. He'll help grab boards on the defensive end. 
17 Jayson Tatum BOS 3 Tatum has been excellent at attacking the rim, and the opposition will have a hard time game-planning against him because he can shoot from the outside. Expect help w/ boards too.
18 Bobby Portis WSH 3 Portis will log a lot of minutes for the rest of the way and he'll see playing time at both PF and C. He'll score mostly from right under the basket and he fights hard for boards. 
19 Paul Millsap DEN 3 Millsap has been able to get shots despite how deep the Nuggets are w/ scorers. Expect him to hit shots from mid and long-range. He's been grabbing seven boards a game this year. 
20 TJ Warren PHX 4 INJ: There's a chance we can see Warren finally make his return to the court. He's been dealing w/ an injured Ankle. He won't make it through the full slate, but 3 games is possible.

Center

RANK NAME Team # Games Analysis
1 Karl-Anthony Towns MIN 4 Towns is fully healthy and he shouldn't be restricted at all for his full slate. He helps out in all areas and he'll even dish a few dimes and he hits nearly two three's a game. 
2 Anthony Davis NO 4 INJ: Davis was rested his previous game, but he's now sick and he may have to sit out (for real) his first game of the week. 
3 Nikola Jokic DEN 3 Jokic produces from all over the court. Denver's top option will help out in all areas and he can even bring up the ball if needed. Expect a high volume of points and boards. 
4 Nikola Vucevic ORL 3 The Magic's top scoring option is playing for a contract and he can hit shots from the post and arc and he'll use his fancy footwork to produce in the paint and grab a ton of boards. 
5 Deandre Ayton PHX 4 Ayton will continue to be the Suns second scoring option and he is a match up problem because he'll hit a good amount of deep mid-range jumpers and he'll help w/ boards and blocks. 
6 Hassan Whiteside MIA 4 INJ: Whiteside has missed his last three games w/ a strained Hip and there's a chance he can make it back for his first game of the week. 
7 Andre Drummond DET 3 We all know the deal w/ Drummond; he doesn't have post moves, but he has a huge body and he'll take advantage of second chance scoring opportunities while being the top rebounder.
8 Rudy Gobert UT 3 Gobert will have plenty of plays called for him in the post and he'll draw a lot of contact. Gobert will help out a ton on the glass and especially w/ blocks. 
9 Mitchell Robinson NY 4 Robinson has seen his usage go up a ton, even when DeAndre Jordan is healthy, but w/ him potentially sidelined for games this week, Robinson will provide a ton of boards and blocks. 
10 Clint Capela HOU 3 Capela hasn't looked back since returning from injury and the Rockets don't have a lot of depth up front and Capela will log a ton of minutes and help a ton w/ points and boards. 
11 Dewayne Dedmon ATL 4 Dedmon's usage will go up if Collins has to sit for another game. He'll see shots from mid and long-range and he'll grab a good amount of boards on defense. 
12 Brook Lopez MIL 4 Lopez helps spread the floor because all he does is shoot shots from long-range. He provide spotty assistance w/ grabbing boards, but his main role is to draw out bigger defenders. 
13 Jusuf Nurkic POR 3 Nurkic has been able to keep his minutes even w/ Enes Kanter on the team and he has awesome post moves that he'll continue to burn defenders w/ and he'll be a force on the glass. 
14 Marc Gasol TOR 3 Gasol will set up a lot at the arc because of the Raptors depth w/ skilled big men. Expect him to remain helpful w/ boards and blocks on defense and he'll see plenty of long-range shots. 
15 DeMarcus Cousins GSW 3 Cousins will continue to see his usage rise as his minutes continue to rise and if Thompson has to sit, expect him to take more three's. He'll grab plenty of boards, steals and blocks. 
16 Steven Adams OKC 3 The gritty Adams continues to dominate the paint. He's the Thunder's go-to big man and he'll get plenty of chances to score inside and he'll grab a ton of boards and play in the 30's. 
17 Bam Adebayo MIA 4 Adebayo will continue to see his usage go up if Whiteside sits. He's been an excellent fill-in option and even if Whiteside plays the full slate, Adebayo could still see 20 minutes per game. 
18 Al Horford BOS 3 Horford has elevated his scoring a bit in the last few weeks, but he's not as reliable of a rebounder grabbing under seven per game. He has been very helpful w/ blocks and steals. 
19 Domantas Sabonis IND 3 INJ: Sabonis has missed his last three games w/ an Ankle injury and his status is uncertain for the week. If he sits, Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young 's usage will go up.
20 DeAndre Jordan NY 4 INJ: Jordan has been dealing w/ an Ankle injury and his status is uncertain for the week. If he sits, Mitchell Robinson will pick up even more playing time. 
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